Installations

Are airport installations the next big trend in solar?

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced plans to construct a 13 MW solar installation at JFK airport, accompanied by a 7.5 MWh storage system. On a larger scale, more and more airports across the country are realizing the opportunities solar brings.

NextEra buys big in North Carolina, project proposals flood Hawaii: pvMB 11/21/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your morning brief! Today we’ve got a grid modeling webinar, fertilizer created by solar, Sungrow storage in Florida and more!

Solar bridges the political divide

A study released by nature energy has found that residential solar installations are dispersed nearly equivalently among democrats and republicans and that solar households are more politically active than their generation-naked neighbors.

South Carolina wants Energy Freedom, but on the cheap

Regulators voted to cut the avoided cost rate paid to PURPA solar power projects in the state by ~33% to 2.134¢/kWh, while also shortening the length of the contracts to 10 years – which represents the lowest rates and contract lengths in the nation.

Solar capacity could soar with electrified transport and heating

With wide adoption of electric vehicles and heat pumps, Colorado’s least-cost grid would reach 21 GW of solar capacity, 12 GW of wind, and 7 GW of storage by 2040, while electric rates would decline. These modeling results apply to other states as well.

ITC extension hits the house, St. Louis going clean: pvMB 11/20/19

Hello wonderful readers and welcome to this week’s Hump Day morning brief. on this most wonderful of Wednesdays we have Target’s 500th rooftop installation, big procurement by Facebook and a NextEra project in South Carolina.

The Queen of Texas solar

Texas has a new largest installed solar project, as Innergex Renewable Energy’s 315 MWdc Phoebe solar farm has been completed.

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No property tax for residential solar in Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) has signed three bulls which will together reinstate the property tax abatement that residential solar installations have been missing in the state since 2012.

‘Economic Curtailment’ – what it is and how to embrace it

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Morgan Putnam outlines a five-step process for renewable developers, environmental advocacy organizations and state agencies to embrace economic curtailment.

UPDATE: Nearly-free Powerwalls for The OC

After state regulators approved an alternative decision to rejuvenate Southern California Edison’s Preferred Resources Pilot, thousands of blackout-affected Californians now have access to discounts on increasingly-necessary battery storage units.

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